Palestinian leadership continues to hail Munich massacre as “heroic operation” and Black September terrorists as “martyrs.”
September 5, 1972, has gone down as one of the darkest days in the history of world sports. Eight Palestinian terrorists from the Black September group, a terror outfit affiliated with Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), broke into Munich’s Olympic village, where the Israeli team was staying.
The world watched in horror as they murdered and mutilated Israeli athletes. The image of the hooded Palestinian gunman standing on the balcony of the Israeli team’s apartment became the symbolic face of international terrorism that will engulf the world in decades.
This week, the families of the Israeli victims gathered in Munich to mark the 50th anniversary of the massacre. On Monday, the presidents of Israel and Germany took part in the commemorations marking 50 years since Arab terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.
"𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮'𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙤𝙣𝙚."
Those immortal, jarring words echoed around the world #OTD 50 years ago, by legendary ABC presenter Jim McKay, confirming all 11 Israeli hostages were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. #MunichMassacre#München72 pic.twitter.com/oMXptfG0VE
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) September 5, 2022
The Associated Press recalled the events surrounding the Munich massacre:
Before dawn on Sept. 5, 1972, eight members of a Palestinian group called Black September clambered over the unguarded fence of the Olympic village. They burst into the building where the Israeli team was staying, killing wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg and weightlifter Yossi Romano.
Some Israeli athletes managed to escape but nine were seized. The captors demanded the release of more than 200 Palestinians held by Israel and two German left-wing extremists in West German prisons.
The attackers demanded a plane and safe passage to Cairo. After a day of tense negotiations, the assailants and their hostages were allowed to leave aboard two helicopters for Fuerstenfeldbruck.
Sharpshooters at the airfield opened fire. The attackers threw a grenade into one of the helicopters carrying hostages, which exploded, and shot the hostages in the other helicopter.
The Black September group closely coordinated the plot with the German Communist terror group, the Baader-Meinhof gang. “The attackers demanded the release of more than 200 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons as well as that of the German Red Army Faction radicals Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof and a plane to the Middle East,” the news agency Reuters noted.
ABC News’s coverage of the massacre:
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir will authorize the “Operation Wrath of God” to avenge the murder of Israeli team members. Though many operatives and masterminds of the terror plot will be eliminated, many details surrounding the incident may never come to light. The Israeli counter-terrorism operation will become the stuff of legend to be fictionalized for TV and cinema, including in the 2005 movie Munich.
But the main culprit, PLO chief Yasser Arafat, lived to 75 and received the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize.
The noted Israeli blogger Elder of Ziyon compiled some of the inconvenient truths connected to the Munich massacre:
Here are seven inconvenient and under-reported facts about the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre that everyone should know: (thread based on this post:)https://t.co/UPGycgFJIS
— Elder of Ziyon 🇮🇱 (@elderofziyon) September 5, 2022
Arafat’s PLO, which now controls the Palestinian Authority, continues celebrating the 1972 massacre and honoring the Black September terrorists.
On PLO’s official website, the killing of Israeli athletes is celebrated as a “heroic operation” and “one of the most important actions in modern history.” In 2020, Palestinian Authority President and PLO-Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas’s Facebook page honored the slain terrorists involved in the Munich attack, mourning their “deaths as martyrs.”
In an event that shocked the world, Palestinian terrorists took Israeli athletes hostage at the Munich Olympics, castrating, murdering and dismembering them.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas refused to apologize or even condemn this massacre. pic.twitter.com/Xa6nSaTFhu
— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) September 5, 2022
Not just Palestinian terrorist groups, left-wing pro-Palestinian activists in the West also hail the murderers of Munich as their heroes.
In 2014, UK’s Labour Party leader and prime ministerial candidate, Jeremy Corbyn, was caught taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony on the graves of Black September terrorists in the North African country of Tunisia.
After repeated denials, the leader of the British opposition confessed his presence at the event. “Jeremy Corbyn has admitted for the first time being present as a wreath was laid for members of the terrorist group who carried out the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre,” The Times of London reported in August 2018.DONATE
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